God Of War Sales Hit 3 Million Copies In 3 Days, Becoming The PlayStation 4's Fastest-Selling Exclusive

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God Of War Sales Hit 3 Million Copies In 3 Days, Becoming The PlayStation 4's Fastest-Selling Exclusive

God of War has proven to be one of the most beloved titles this year as far as reviews and player response go. It looks like Kratos' latest adventure isn't hurting on the sales side, either.

Sony just revealed in a blog post that the game sold over 3.1 million copies in three days, becoming the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive:

One of PlayStation’s most iconic series is reaching new heights this week. Thanks to all of you, our fans, God of War has become the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive, with more than 3.1 million units sold globally in the first three days (April 20–22).

Madden Creative Director Departs

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Madden Creative Director Departs

Rex Dickson, creative director for the Madden NFL series at internal studio EA Tiburon, has left the company after six years in that position and over a decade with the company.

In a tweet, Dickson says:

This decision was made after many discussions with other leaders on the team. We collectively agreed this was the best path forward for everyone involved. This is as much for me and my family as it is about giving the team, the community, and the Madden franchise a chance for a new direction.

Disgaea 5 PC Delayed To Summer

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Disgaea 5 PC Delayed To Summer

A week before release, NISA has delayed Disgaea 5 Complete's PC release.

NISA sent out an email today delaying the game to an indefinite date in Summer of this year, mostly notable as the title was scheduled for release on May 7. The same title was released last year on Switch and in 2015 on PlayStation 4. The PC version was part of NISA's initiative to try and get their games on to PC after finding success with ports like the original Disgaea.

The delay comes a day after a strange set of circumstances with the game's demo. As part of an Alienware promotion, codes were given out for a demo of the game purported to be its first chapter. After getting to the second chapter, players started reporting on social media that the demo had a situation similar to Yakuza 6 where it was actually the full game, but then the demo closed after the third chapter. It was an odd situation but not completely strange.

Harmonix Announces Return Of Rock Band Network

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Harmonix Announces Return Of Rock Band Network

On a livestream yesterday, Harmonix announced that they would be bringing back the Rock Band Network to Rock Band 4 on modern consoles.

The Rock Band Network was conceived as a way to increase the number of songs available to download for Rock Band without massively scaling up development resources. It allowed content creators to author, peer review, and upload their own tracks to the network and get things up faster than if Harmonix were doing it themselves. Creators split the revenue between themselves, Harmonix, and either XBL or PSN.

Rock Band Network is returning to the series with Rock Band 4, but unlike with Rock Band DLC, players are not able to carry over previous purchases to the newer game. Harmonix says that it came down to either having not being able to bring back any songs or starting fresh on purchases.

Paladins Comes Out Of Early Access May 8

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Paladins Comes Out Of Early Access May 8

Hi-Rez Studios has announced that Paladins, their hyphen-heavy free-to-play team-based first-person-shooter, will come out of early access on PC and land on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week.

Paladins came out shortly after Blizzard's Overwatch and immediately drew comparisons to the mega-popular shooter. Even still, Paladins has managed to accumulate a fairly large audience and often finds itself among the top five games played on Steam on any given day. Being free-to-play has allowed the game to find an audience that wasn't being competed for.

In January, Hi-Rez announced a battle royale mode for Paladins kind of surprisingly titled Paladins: Battlegrounds. The mode went into beta in February, but Hi-Rez has not spoken much about it since. Once the full game releases, it's likely Battlegrounds will see the bulk of Hi-Rez's development attention.

Deadly Premonition Creator's Pet-Themed Mystery Hits Kickstarter Goal

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Deadly Premonition Creator's Pet-Themed Mystery Hits Kickstarter Goal

Hidetaka Suehiro, better known among fans as Swery65, has been having a rough few months. When his cat-based murder mystery game, The Good Life, failed to meet its crowdfunding goal late last year, Swery vowed to get it funded somehow, and brought the game to Kickstarter with some changes last month.

Now, a few days from the time limit, The Good Life has finally passed its funding goal. The last few weeks of Swery's social media presence has been a whirlwind of the game designer retweeting everyone who backed the game and also reminding fans every waking hour that the campaign was closing soon. It seemed like a longshot, the game was about $200,000 from funding on the eve of the final week, so the team had to pull a number of ripcords to make the final push.

A few days ago, Swery teased the possibility of a Switch version, which now exists as a stretch goal to the campaign. The team put out a demo for the game and sent it to Youtubers in hopes of drumming up interest. Swery even started showing off the physical rewards, including hoodies in both dog and cat varieties.

Steam Adds Switch Pro Controller Support In Official Update

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Steam Adds Switch Pro Controller Support In Official Update

Valve's Steam Controller team has announced that the Switch's Pro Controller, a dual-analog controller with similar shape and arrangement to the Xbox One controller, is now officially supported on Steam.

Users who are a part of the Steam client beta can now set the controller up via Steam Input and start using it in games now. You can customize the controller on a per game basis and even set a toggle to make the games recognize the Nintendo layout which swaps A/B and X/Y.

You can create and edit setups as you see fit and share those profiles with other users, or borrow theirs if they have a better setup. Steam even supports the Pro Controller's motion control for games that take advantage of that.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 Team Set To Livestream Updates Tomorrow

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 Team Set To Livestream Updates Tomorrow

Ubisoft has announced that the Beyond Good & Evil 2 team will be livestreaming an update on the game's progress.

The developer has been fairly quiet about the game since its surprise E3 reveal last year, except another developer stream last December. It seems like we'll get another update tomorrow, with a livestream from the developers at 12:00 PM EDT.

Calling all Space Monkeys!

Nintendo Changing Development Structure To Have Executive Board Greenlight Games

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Nintendo Changing Development Structure To Have Executive Board Greenlight Games

In an interview with Japanese newspaper Nikkei, incoming Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa explained how he is going to be changing things up with Nintendo's structure.

One major change being made is the way video games are given the go-ahead within Nintendo. While Furukawa didn't detail how it currently works, the new Nintendo head is changing it so the executive board looks at game ideas and makes the decision on whether it makes sense to proceed. Furukawa explained that he will make the final decision on how the game benefits the company.

The board will consist of five people, Furukawa included, consisting of developers and Nintendo executives. It is likely that Yoshiaki Koizumi, director of games like Super Mario Galaxy and architect of the Switch, is one of the five considering his recent promotion to Nintendo's executive board of directors.